How can I ever explain it? The feeling of doom and despair among the feeling of hope and prosperity. It has honestly been an interesting October, November and now December. All I can think of is Amanda making an impact statement. The same one I can’t get myself to write.
Yesterday in the Netherlands, there was another court hearing for the man allegedly responsible for terrorizing her on the internet. Then the news media started coming out with more information. Information that would rock my world once again and how I would possibly change my views of life.
Article – Amanda Todd stood up to stalker in Facebook conversations – CBCNews.ca
Article – Dutch refused to investigate Amanda Todd harasser – NL Times
Article – Amanda Todd: police alerted to extortion suspect before her suicide – CBC News
Who could ever imagine the pain that Amanda must have gone through during some of this torment by not only this man but by her peers that had no idea what was happening. I am not saying that Amanda was blameless in the span of events. But with her peers not knowing or understanding the depth of what was happening and continuing to mock and ridicule her, that is sad. I surely hope that each and everyone of those young people take a step back and reflect. Think about what life could possibly have been like. Think about what if it was you. Think about what if it was your own child going through this.
We know that there are sick and twisted people in the world. That is why it is so important to get messages out there in as many different forms as possible. Life goes by too quick. Technology has changed the way we view the world.
I watched the Original You Tube video that Amanda made again today (twice actually). The songs are haunting as the words fit so well. I have made it a point to not watch the video as it makes me too sad. Amanda had the songs playing on the last afternoon she had on earth.
I think that we all have a mission on this earth the moment we are conceived. Something in me thinks that this was Amanda’s mission. Looking at the story Amanda tells in her video, how could one child have so many different pieces happen in her life. And there are other parts that aren’t even included. Even the date of her death – October 10th – which is World Mental Health Day.
More to come later ….